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Benefits and Requirements: DAAD SBW Berlin Scholarship Program for International Students 2024

The SBW Berlin scholarship programme supports social commitment through the development of social projects during the scholarship recipients’ studies and includes various types of scholarships. The scholarships are only granted for a limited period, usually for the upcoming semester.

Social Project
Scholarship recipients get involved socially with the start of their studies.

  • For the SBW Berlin scholarship for foreign students: Ideally, these projects are part of the non-profit work of organisations located in the home countries of the foreign scholarship recipients and/or contribute to improving living conditions there.
  • For the SBW Berlin scholarship for refugees: Ideally, these projects are part of the non-profit work of organisations that help other refugees from their home countries. The social project can also be part of SBW Berlin’s work.
  • For the SBW Berlin scholarship for courses in the social field: The projects can either be part of the non-profit work of other organisations or are located at SBW Berlin as their own project. In general, however, they are intended to contribute to improving living conditions around the world.

Benefits of DAAD Scholarship Program

  • During the funding period, SBW Berlin provides all scholarship recipients with a furnished room in one of its shared student apartments. Tuition fees or monthly support are provided depending on the type of scholarship. Further information can be found in the relevant guidelines of the scholarships.

Requirements for DAAD Scholarship Program

  • Between 18 and 30 years old
  • Higher education entrance qualifications (in case of studying)
  • Good grade point average*
  • Able to prove relatively low household net-income*
  • Letter of recommendation from a social/non-profit organisation, if applicable*
  • Motivational statement, if applicable*
  • Intention to work in the country of origin for at least 18 months after completing your studies or to engage in non-profit work in Germany until the repayment plan is fulfilled*

Selection Process

Expectations towards interested applicants

  • Interested in getting socially involved and developing social projects
  • Transparency and clear communication regarding professional goals etc.
  • Collaboration (current and future) with non-profit/social institutions in the home country*
  • Further education plan*
  • No financial support of family members or third parties is possible through the scholarship programme, etc.*

Expectation towards incoming scholarship recipients

  • Proactive development of social projects during the study (2 to 8 hours of work per week are planned for the social project)
  • Good academic performance in each sponsored semester*
  • Active participation in regular project meetings and workshops at SBW Berlin
  • Writing project reports
  • Preparing and implementing talks and presentations on the projects
  • Transparency and clear communication regarding professional goals

Application Deadline

Not Specified

How to Apply

For more details,visit DAAD website

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